02/21/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • In Parkland, the Kids Are Already Changing Things on Guns (thedailybeast)
  • Doesn’t Anyone Care About Deficits Anymore? (bloomberg)
  • Wealth Managers Beware: Emerging Fintechs Are Coming for Retirement Planning Next (cbinsights)
  • How the Survivors of Parkland Began the Never Again Movement (newyorker)
  • Russia’s Election Interference Is Digital Marketing 101 (theatlantic)
  • Hedge Fund Fees Are Falling — But Not for Everyone (institutionalinvestor)
  • Podcasting Is the New Soft Diplomacy (theringer)
  •  Slow Burn, a podcast miniseries about Watergate, the scandal that brought down a president (slate)
  • In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views (pewresearch)
  • Is a 3% Treasury Yield Good News or Bad? For Now, Investors Say Good&#xA0 (wsj)
  • How Insulin Became Unaffordable (harvardpolitics)
  • Long Before U.S. Election, Russian Trolls Were Spreading Disinformation (wsj)
  • We Know What Will Happen Next&#xA0 (bostonglobe)
  • Sonos CEO Patrick Spence on how Sonos is contending with competitors Amazon, Google and Apple (recode)
  • Devil’s Bargain: We already have planet-cooling technology. The problem is, it’s killing us. (grist)
  • A "Mass Shooting Generation" Cries Out for Change (nytimes)
  • The Sound and the Fury: Inside the Mystery of the Havana Embassy (propublica)
  • Dow Theory shows market turmoil isn’t signaling a coming crash (usatoday)
  • The Mueller Probe and a Lesson in Russian Strategic Deception (slate)
  • While Washington Spends, China Moves to Cut Its $30 Trillion Debt Load (bloomberg)
  • Mapping Capital Flows Into the U.S. Over the Last 30 Years (cfr)
  • The Economy Is Getting Hotter. Is a Productivity Boom Next? (nytimes)
  • “Barb, I Think He’s Had the Back End of That Set of Trousers Let Go on Him”: A gasp-filled history of skating wardrobe malfunctions.&#xA0 (slate)

02/19/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • HFT, hedge funds and financial literacy: some things Barry Ritholtz has changed his mind on. (bloomberg)
  • Vanguard’s new suite of factor ETFs is going to actively managed. (etf)
  • Why GE ($GE) needs to maintain a good credit rating. (brontecapital.blogspot)
  • Have REITs already discounted higher rates? (barrons)
  • It’s hard to get too excited about GE ($GE) at this point. (barrons)
  • A talk with Jonathan Steinberg and Jeremy Siegel about the origin story of WisdomTree Investments ($WETF). (businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • A portfolio that freaks you out during a decline will ultimately fail you. (dashofinsight)
  • How a liquidity provider like Jane Street works with institutions trading ETFs. (etf)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • There is always someone out there calling for the end of the (financial) world. That doesn’t mean you have to listen. (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Ten stories you will see the next time the market tanks again. (humbledollar)
  • The Franklin FTSE India ETF ($FLIN) is a welcome addition to the space. (torosoam)
  • Your harsh inner critic is holding you back. (work.qz)
  • Credit Suisse is not apologizing for the demise of the $XIV. (ft)
  • Is Bitcoin a waste of resources? (research.stlouisfed)
  • Mirae Asset Global is taking Global X off the board. (marketwatch)
  • Seth Godin, "Your smartphone makes you quick, not smart. Every time you pick up your quickphone, you stop inventing and begin transacting instead." (sethgodin.typepad)
  • How to think about taking on bond risk. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • On the inevitable end of the ICO boom. (wired)
  • The big broker’s NTF platforms are not locked in stone. (barrons)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Is crypto the future of early stage funding? (avc)
  • Physical retail will never disappear entirely but it could trace out a path similar to this industry. (bloomberg)

02/17/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Scott DeRue, the dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, talks about the future of the MBA. (hbr)
  • Managed futures have had a historically bad month. (rcmalternatives)
  • 1-star review are not necessarily filled with grammatical errors. (priceonomics)
  • Florida orange production is down to 1945 levels. (nbcnews)
  • Decision regret is inevitable. Three steps to fight that feeling. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy undercuts the rest of the industry on price. (arstechnica)
  • Some parents pay for their kids’ MBAs. (ft)
  • New homebuilders are still pretty darn optimistic. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A look at Ikigagi or the Japanese concept meaning ‘a reason for being.’ (hackernoon)
  • SpaceX is getting into the global, satellite Internet business. (ft)
  • How the flu vaccine has stacked up by age and by virus type. (npr)
  • TV is broken, which is why we need a device like Caavo. (fastcompany)
  • Does it make strategic sense that big private equity firms are investing in both equity and leveraged loans? (wsj)
  • Warren Buffett’s kicked IBM ($IBM) stock to the curb. (bloomberg)
  • Opposites attracting is a bit of a misnomer. (theconversation)
  • Some Harvard alums just want the university’s endowment to just index it. (bloomberg)
  • Freshwater lakes are dying. (qz)
  • If you freaked out last week, this week has given a chance to revisit you plan. (thereformedbroker)
  • Utilities are beginning to invest in commercial-scale battery installations. (wsj)
  • Nothing like a good, old fashioned market freakout to kick up stock correlations. (wsj)
  • Google Chrome is going to start blocking "spammy" ads. (wsj)
  • The many ways in which self-driving cars will change society. (bloomberg)
  • Why now is the time to cut the cord. (wsj)
  • Russ Roberts twelve rules for life. (medium)
  • Why younger generations don’t want to own stuff. (medium)
  • Insurers are teaming up with car subscription services. (cbinsights)
  • Taxi rides to LaGuardia really are taking longer. (wsj)
  • ‘Hedge funds’ have become a dirty word among investors. (bloomberg)
  • An ironic reason why carbon intensity is likely to continue falling: a lack of coal. (bloomberg)
  • Can you really detach from your expectations? (medium)
  • California is one of the most efficient energy states in America. (ig.ft)
  • Good advice from Scott Galloway on the most important decision in life. (l2inc)
  • There is now a FDA-approved blood test to detect concussions. (nytimes)
  • Dim light makes you dumber. (sciencedaily)
  • Why our brains cling stubbornly to outdated beliefs. (fastcompany)
  • Passive commodity investing is a bit of a misnomer. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Is it possible to wipe out measles for good? (wired)
  • Restocking fish populations is tougher than it looks. (npr)
  • Maybe you shouldn’t include equities in your managed futures fund. (wisdomtree)
  • Why a MH370 could happen again. (bloomberg)
  • Why movie theaters are dying. (500ish)
  • Vertical farming could provide a more consistent source of food. (theatlantic)
  • These are the 100 most nutritious raw foods. (bbc)
  • The short-term relationship between stocks and rates is tenuous, at best. (capitalspectator)
  • Five tips on how to avoid a value trap. (behavioralvalueinvestor)
  • Rates have been low for so long that we forgot the havoc rising rates can wreak. (bloomberg)
  • You really are being watched. The world is now blanketed in nano-cube satellites. (ft)
  • Big oil is turning to big data to lower costs and increase yields. (ft)
  • Why speeding is so dangerous. (kottke)
  • An explanation for why the incidence of cancer increases as we age. (arstechnica)
  • The co-authors of "Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body" talk about what meditation does to the brain. (hbr)
  • Automakers are trying to squeeze as many cupholders into new cars as possible. (wsj)

02/16/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Annie Duke author of "Thinking in Bets." (bloomberg)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims ticked up last week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • China’s population is older than you think: some investment implications. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Will Amazon Go Capture the Holy Grail of Retail? (knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu)
  • The ‘short the $VIX’ crowd was much more instutionalized than commonly thought. (wsj)
  • Strategic faith (dpegan)
  • Can you get your alternatives exposure some other (cheaper) way? (morningstar)
  • Tim Ferriss on how he built up his podcast and blog. (tim.blog)
  • What Millennials will be investing in over the next decade. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Why “Black Panther” Is a Defining Moment for Black America (nytimes)
  • It’s Different This Time (themacrotourist)
  • The turnaround in $VIX futures positioning over the past week has been dramatic. (wired)
  • 15 Minutes of Fame Is Too Much. Try 6 Seconds. (nytimes)
  • The Economy Is Soaring, and Now So Is the Deficit. That’s a Bad Combination. (fivethirtyeight)
  • “I don’t want your condolences”: Stoneman Douglas students have had it with all the thoughts and prayers (news.vice)
  • Tyler Cowen talks with Bloomberg View columnist Matt Levine. (medium)
  • The big private equity firms are doing more of their own investment banking. (wsj)
  • Bond Investors Worry About the Tax Overhaul’s Long-Term Cost (wsj)
  • How Inflation Works — or Why Your Chicken Is Going to Cost More (nytimes)
  • Patrick O’Shaughnessy talks with Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital. (investorfieldguide)
  • Scientists Know How You’ll Respond to Nuclear War — and They Have a Plan (wired)
  • Billionaires gone wild (cjr)
  • Russ Roberts talks with Bryan Caplan author of "The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money." (econtalk)
  • It’s hard investing on your own. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • The CFPB’s Declaration of Dependence (propublica)
  • Employers are have to get creative to fill jobs. (wsj)
  • Mark Rzepczynski, "For an asset that has been studied so closely, there are not definitive answers as to the value of gold investing." (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Salaries are soaring for machine learning/AI PhDs. (bloomberg)
  • Twitter is both a ‘timesuck’ and ‘huge source of inspiration.’ Deal with it. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Drones that dodge obstacles without guidance can pursue you like paparazzi (technologyreview)
  • Separated at Rebirth: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Are Traveling Different Roads to Success (forbes)
  • Mark Maron talks with playwright and actor Tracy Letts. (wtfpod)
  • All the President’s Tenants (forbes)
  • 8 global cities at-risk of a housing bubble. (visualcapitalist)
  • Meet the Sacklers: the family feuding over blame for the opioid crisis (theguardian)
  • HFT stocks, like Virtu ($VIRT), as a proxy for higher market volatility. (ft)
  • Why men are in relative decline in the white collar workforce. (bloomberg)
  • Tech Luminary Peter Thiel Parts Ways With Silicon Valley (wsj)
  • What dying can teach us about living. A talks with Frank Ostaseski author of "The Five Invitations: What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully." (rad.family)
  • Born-Again Fiscal Hawks Turn Into Doves (bloomberg)
  • Some thoughts on how to be more mindful about your phone use. (nytimes)
  • Brett McKay talks with Brendan Newnam and he, along with his co-author Rico Gagliano, co-author of "Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party." (artofmanliness)
  • Justin Castelli talks financial planning with Tim Mullooly of Mullooly Asset Management. (allaboutyourbenjamins)
  • A talk with Eli Frankel author of "The All or Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work." (npr)
  • Who is really paying for hedge fund underperformance? (bloomberg)
  • Buy the Dip, That Old Wall Street Favorite, Comes Under Scrutiny (bloomberg)
  • The Short-Vol Trade: Someone Forgot to Turn Off the Machine (macro-man.blogspot)
  • There is a third way between working at home, and in the office. (ft)

02/14/18 – Wednesday’s Interest-ing Reads

  •  The left’s civil war over climate change (axios)
  • US shale output is increasing at a record pace. (wsj)
  • Five steps to a better 401(k). (humbledollar)
  • How Pittsburgh has been able to hold its own. (bloomberg)
  • 9 questions about the Senate immigration debate you were too embarrassed to ask (vox)
  • Female Trouble (nybooks)
  • Taking stock of your portfolio during a market correction. (humbledollar)
  • Small business optimism is at record-highs. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Each of us experiences market environments in very different ways. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Nobody Knows Nothing (tonyisola)
  • It’s time to re-think the 4% retirement ‘rule.’ (wsj)
  • Why Millennials should embrace a bear market. (bloomberg)
  • Who Is Robert Cialdini? Meet the Master of Influence and Persuasion (fs.blog)
  • New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating (nasa.gov)
  • Reg A+ offerings have been a big disappointment to-date. (barrons)
  • The Best Way to Lose $5 Billion (ofdollarsanddata)
  • Coffee shops have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the laptop crowd. (nytimes)
  • Why in most cases delaying your Social Security benefits is a good way to maximize your benefits. (humbledollar)
  • Why the move in the $VIX last week was SO unusual. (rcmalternatives)
  • How to tell a bear market from a bull market blip (usatoday)
  • What is financial self-efficacy? (kitces)
  • Facebook Has a Big Tobacco Problem (mondaynote)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to bust into the hospital supplies business. (wsj)
  • The Tax Law Is About to Make Analyzing Earnings Trickier (wsj)
  • Why young parents need to do some estate planning. (independenceadvisors)
  • Three social media tips for advisors. (thinkadvisor)
  • The (financial) challenges of getting married later in life. (nextavenue)
  •  5 Biggest Losers From the 2018 Budget Deal Are … (forbes)
  • The only thing to fear is the lack of fear itself (ft)
  • When spending money to buy yourself time makes sense. (castlebaram)
  • Why there is a spike in death rates for men at age 62. (wsj)
  • It’s Fat Tuesday. Time to bust out the ‘gutter buddies’ in New Orleans. (npr)
  • The "Goldilocks Market" Is Over: Lessons From the Stock Selloff (bloomberg)
  • Bitcoin investors, pay your taxes! (fortune)
  • How to build financial empathy for others. (getrichslowly)
  • The classic card game Uno, is getting a sequel: Dos. (latimes)
  • There’s a Global Race to Control Batteries — and China Is Winning (wsj)
  • Does trend-following work with Bitcoin? (pensionpartners)
  • Amazon Becomes PR Genius, for Good or Ill (bloomberg)
  • Nobody really knows why the market declined last week. (qz)
  • Eichengreen: The Lessons of Black Monday (project-syndicate)
  • What if stocks aren’t the best asset for the long run? (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Vanguard’s new CEO Tim Buckley hints the next move for his firm’s RIA’s 30-basis-point fee may be down, down, down (riabiz)
  • Nobody Knows Anything (economicprincipals)
  • Some mistakes people make when buying insurance. (wsj)
  • Bitcoin mining is sopping up a lot of energy in Iceland. (bbc)
  • Why it’s still difficult to compare advisor fees. (blogs.wsj)
  •  Facebook Didn’t Tilt the Election (ritholtz)
  • Despite last week, momentum is still leading the factor race over the last year. (capitalspectator)
  • Stash is yet another option for novice savers. (avc)
  • Round numbers may not be right number for your finances. (behavioralscientist)
  • What Investors Need to Know About the New Tax Law (wsj)
  • Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, But Their Political Power Is Overblown (nytimes)
  • Private equity fund returns have diminished over time. (wsj)
  • Why So Many Shopping Malls Are Being Built in Mexico (wsj)
  • How to fire a difficult client. (advisorperspectives)
  • James Montier of GMO is still very much in the ‘cynical bubble’ camp. (gmo)
  • Financial advisors recommend poorly constructed portfolios because that is what they invest in themselves. (papers.ssrn)

02/12/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Real Reason NASA Created Makeup for Women Astronauts (racked)
  • Just because a fund is passively managed doesn’t mean investors won’t trade it. (thereformedbroker)
  • How Robinhood came to include crypto into their platform. (bloomberg)
  • When Investing in Stocks Makes You Feel Like Throwing Up and You Do It Anyway (blogs.wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why hedge funds pay the big brokers so much in fees. (bloomberg)
  • There are good reasons why short-sellers don’t want to have to disclose their positions. (brontecapital.blogspot.de)
  • Market Time Bomb Bigger Than VIX: Loan funds could have a destabilizing effect. (bloomberg)
  • Short sellers are the market’s detectives. (bloomberg)
  • Some crypto-wealthy are locking in their gains and hiring wealth managers. (techcrunch)
  • Price drives market narratives. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • What if Big Tech gets interested in the investment business? (rp-pieces)
  • Exit Interview: Mark Mobius on 30 Years of Emerging Markets (barrons)
  • There is now finally something to talk about in markets. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • This is the stock market crash we needed: The era of easy money is over. That’s no bad thing (spectator.co.uk)
  • There is no guarantee that a well-balanced portfolio can’t have a down calendar year. (thereformedbroker)
  • This past week put your investment philosophy to the test. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • It doesn’t make sense to get angry at market volatility. (pragcap)
  • Google Drive is changing the way we interact with files. (slate)
  • Darius Foroux, "That’s why the first rule of work is that we leave the office on time. The second rule is that we don’t take our work home." (medium)
  • Why we need an ‘ethical’ Bitcoin. (qz)
  • Don’t let a market decline goad you into becoming more active. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • You May Now Kiss the Algorithm (wsj)
  • Stop getting caught up in short-term changes in asset class correlations. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The market is more normal than it used to be. (peterlazaroff)
  • It’s easy to get into trouble with ‘derivatives of derivatives of derivatives.’ (priceactionlab)
  • Canada’s housing market flirts with disaster (ft)
  • Why the return of Steve Cohen is a sign of the times. (nytimes)
  • Why your portfolio needs some "firewalls" from market volatility. (portfoliocharts)
  • Why it’s a mistake to think creativity is only for the young. (papers.ssrn)
  • A scad of Bitcoin miners have moved to Washingto state for cheap power. (wsj)
  • Forget business books, read a novel instead. (fastcompany)
  • Alto’s Odyssey, the sequel to Alto’s Adventure, is coming soon. (kottke)
  • Keep up on what a16z has had to say about crypto and blockchain. (a16z)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Why inflation rates are so low. (ritholtz)
  • The Shutdown Lesson People Seem to Have Trouble Learning (fivethirtyeight)
  • The longer you plan to hold stocks, the less changes in P/E matter. (humbledollar)
  • Crime rates in America are at historic lows. Good luck convincing Americans of that. (bloomberg)
  • 401(k) investors’ stock market “correction” survival guide (usatoday)
  • How your first exposures to the stock market affect your mindset going forward. (thereformedbroker)
  • Podcast Listeners Really Are the Holy Grail Advertisers Hoped They’d Be (wired)

02/10/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Canadian companies are gearing up to take cannabis global. (business.financialpost)
  • What loneliness does to the body. (medium)
  • Why big utilities are embracing solar and wind power. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Talking through a child’s troubles is healthy in moderation…but avoid "co-rumination." (wsj)
  • Tear-free onions are here. (npr)
  • Who’s to blame for the quiet MLB off-season. (wsj)
  • We really don’t have good data on how much we are using voice UI, like Alexa or Siri. (mondaynote)
  • Tamiflu is soon to get some much needed competition. (bloomberg)
  • How to sort through all the new types of craft beers. (wsj)
  • Are delivery apps killing the restaurant? (newyorker)
  • Paid sick leave is a good investment for companies. (nytimes)
  • New Orleans is sinking and it can’t be stopped. (theatlantic)
  • Putting “May It Last,†a documentary, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, about the folk-rock band the Avett Brothers on the list. (newyorker)
  • Can you still date a co-workers? It’s complicated. (wsj)
  • Why hummus prices are on the rise. (nytimes)
  • Advice for those over 40: lift weights and eat more protein. (nytimes)
  • Screen addiction may or may not be a thing, but there are ways to deal with the issue. (npr)
  • How autonomous vehicles will shuffle the urban real estate market. (bloomberg)
  • On the search for a universal flu vaccine. (wsj)
  • Some cool maps on the favorite restaurants of Americans. (pudding.cool)
  • Why American farmers keep planting so much wheat and corn. (blogs.wsj)
  • Be kind: don’t ask people to serve in your wedding party. (nytimes)
  • Why installing solar panels is fun. (mrmoneymustache)
  • The introduction of 5G wireless networks will be a game-changer. (ft)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has built a big suite of tools to help plan a wedding. (businessinsider)
  • Brexit is not deterring foreign students from applying to British universities. (qz)
  • How fake surgeries suss out unnecessary surgeries. (scientificamerican)
  • A shocking number of chemical facilities are at risk of flooding. (nytimes)
  • PepsiCo ($PEP) is pushing into the fizzy water business. (nytimes)
  • In praise of leafy greens. (npr)

02/09/18 – Friday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The many steps toward a market bottom. (theirrelevantinvestor)
  • Why Competitive Advantages Die (collaborativefund)
  • How Amazon ($AMZN) is transforming Whole Foods. (theatlantic)
  • College kids are flocking to class on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. (nytimes)
  • Bitcoin has been no hedge for stock market losses. (economist)
  • No decision is perfect, but they move thing forward. (hackernoon)
  • The relationship between volatility and stock prices broke down spectacularly this week (wsj)
  • Quantitative models make their biases transparent. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Are interest rates really all that low historically? (papers.ssrn)
  • The US is facing a shortage of truck drivers. (bloomberg)
  • The Military Has Been Fighting Sexual Assault For Decades, But Women Say It’s Still Happening (taskandpurpose)
  • Two theaters or 1,000? How to release an Oscar-winning film (marketwatch)
  • U.S. body brokers supply world with tons of limbs, torsos and heads (reuters)
  • Why finance types love trading cryptocurrencies. (ft)
  • Uber and Google ($GOOGL) have settled their lawsuit over autonomous vehicle technology. (bloomberg)
  • Economic Issues Decline Among Public’s Policy Priorities: Environment, transportation, addiction rise on public’s agenda (people-press)
  • Rising rates are a tailwind for managed futures strategies. (wisdomtree)
  • No matter how old you are you can still experiment in life. (m.signalvnoise)
  • If you didn’t have a plan in place going into the week, what are you doing? (awealthofcommonsense)
  • This Bull Market Hasn’t Been Correction-Proof (bloomberg)
  • The stock market has historically not fallen this far or fast from an all-time high. (quantifiableedges)
  • Are markets really showing fear of inflation? (theatlantic)
  • Why market narratives come out of the woodwork during market corrections. (ritholtz)
  • In praise of sloth-like investing. (ft)
  • Some fund-related observations from a volatile week. (morningstar)
  • Four reasons to own bonds. (pragcap)
  • Too Clever By Half (epsilontheory)
  •  Far From Unprecedented: Nine Selloffs Like This, and Nine Rebounds (bloomberg)
  • Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good (theverge)
  • Think progress, not perfectionism. (medium)
  • Have you checked in on your Investment Policy Statement this week? (basonasset)
  • Don’t forget, this bull market has had four prior corrections. (bloomberg)

02/08/18 – Thursday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • End of a Bull Market, or Nowhere Near? Making the Case for Both (bloomberg)
  • Drivers don’t trust Uber. This is how it’s trying to win them back. (recode)
  • The prime working age population is at a new high. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The stock market’s decline could take some pressure off the Fed. (bloomberg)
  • The economy is still abnormally dependent on low interest rates and richly priced assets (wsj)
  • A LOT of people watched the SpaceX livestream. (theverge)
  • Someone is wrong on the internet, wages and the stock market edition (ftalphaville.ft)
  • SpaceX lost the center core of Falcon Heavy. (engadget)
  • Bitcoin Miners Fried in Game of Chicken (bloomberg)
  • Why newsletters are a good way to pay for content. (niemanlab)
  • Astronomers may have found rogue planets … in another galaxy (syfy)
  • Saying risk-parity funds cause market volatility is misguided at best. (wsj)
  • It’s been a long time since inflation was an issue for investors. (nytimes)
  • What on Earth Happened to Stocks? Here’s Where to Cast the Blame (bloomberg)
  • The Best Books on Neuroscience: A reading list for students considering it as a career (fivebooks)
  • Apple’s Middle Age (stratechery)
  • Call me when there is an actual trend break. (rivershedge.blogspot)
  • Abnormal Returns appears on the "12 Best FIRE and Finance Blogs to Follow." (growtoretire)
  • An Ode to the Video Store Chain, on the Occasion of Blockbuster’s Demise (texasmonthly)
  • The Falcon Heavy launch was cool but putting putting a car in space is not cool. (kottke)
  • Millennial money managers have never really seen a bear market. (bloomberg)
  • Sign up now to save your seat for the FundSeeder 2018 Virtual Trader Summit on February 8th. Speakers include: Joel Greenblatt, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager and many more. (summit.fundseeder)
  • Why do mutual funds still exist? (smartleaf)
  • The best hedge is never having taken the risk in the first place. (thereformedbroker)
  • This big problem may make breaking up GE ($GE) difficult, if not impossible. (bloomberg)
  • John Gruber, "HomePod does exactly what Apple says it does, doesn’t do anything more than what Apple says it does, and costs $349." (daringfireball)
  • The market for ICOs has slowed substantially. (wsj)
  • The Stock Market Didn’t Get Tested — You Did (blogs.wsj)
  • Why an understanding market history is important for (novice) investors. (nytimes)
  • Litecoin is the new Bitcoin….for criminals. (fortune)
  • Want better local news? Pay for it. (nytimes)
  • Cryptocurrencies are a male-dominated industry. (ft)
  • The Art of the Millisecond: How a lot of little things make an Olympic gold medalist&#xA0 (wsj)
  • Weekly initial unemployment claims are still at historically low levels. (calculatedriskblog)
  • The Obscure History — and Future — of the Plastic Bag (bloomberg)
  • What exactly are ‘hedge fund-like returns’? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • Stock Stumble Isn’t a Starting Gun for Hysteria (bloomberg)
  • Using the big cryptocurrency sell-off as an opportunity to think more deeply about the technology. (avc)
  • How the demise of the short-vol trade will hurt CBOE ($CBOE). (ft)
  • How Facebook Is Killing Comedy (splitsider)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) just turned a profit. (fastcompany)
  • Bubbles do a good job of redistributing wealth. (bloomberg)
  • Goldman Sachs ($GS) wants to finance your next Apple ($AAPL) purchase. (wsj)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is re-absorbing Nest. (businessinsider)
  • Bitcoin as lottery ticket. (project-syndicate)
  • Process matters, not outcomes. (bclund)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) is raising a big fund to make really long term investments. (wsj)
  • What it’s like to watch your five year-old iPad slowly die. (nytimes)
  • Volatility Inc.: Inside Wall Street’s $8 Billion Bomb (bloomberg)
  • Why SpaceX beats other countries in the space race. (bloomberg)
  • Volatility has a tendency to sort the good quants from the bad quants. (wsj)
  • This new mapping tool shows where neo-Nazi trolls live in the U.S. (news.vice)
  • It’s easy to blame "the machines" for market turbulence. (aqr)
  • Want a hedge fund job? You better have the right quantitative skills. (news.efinancialcareers)
  • There are measures of risk other than the $VIX. (capitalspectator)
  • Cryptocurrencies make putting a Forbes billionaire list more difficult. (nytimes)
  • Is Spotify’s plan for direct listing all about lower fees? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Some facts on market drawdowns/corrections/crashes. (tonyisola)
  • Over-optimized portfolios are a waste of time. (pragcap)
  • Short titles, better papers. (marginalrevolution)
  • Five rules to avoid investing disasters. (bloomberg)
  • Negative convexity and the demise of the $XIV ETN. (kiddynamitesworld)
  • On the perversity of markets or why it’s easy to get sucked in. (alephblog)
  • “Did Someone Fat-Finger This?” (wsj)

02/05/18 – Monday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Just how much debt does Dell have? (nytimes)
  • What to expect from TAA strategies during a bear market. (allocatesmartly)
  • Managed future strategies had a good January. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The Surprising Good News About Demographics and the Stock Market (wsj)
  • The Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads (slate)
  • The Stock Market Works by Day, But It Loves the Night (nytimes)
  • Why we love to build stadiums. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Why women are scarce in the economics profession. (nytimes)
  • Why the endowment model is in serious need of a makeover. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Target-date mutual funds are revamping their strategies to try and boost returns. (wsj)
  • Risk Roars Back (barrons)
  • SpaceX is going to try and land three different boosters safely. (scientificamerican)
  • Markets are pretty certain that inflation is contained in a range. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • BATX is the FANG of China. (visualcapitalist)
  • The bond market has normalized to a degree. What next? (ft)
  • The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad. (undark)
  • On the dangers of the "easy money has been made" crowd. (crossingwallstreet)
  • The number of US mutual funds declined in 2017. (ft)
  • Why do we still watch football? (nytimes)
  • You probably won’t own a self-driving car, but you’ll ride in them a lot (popsci)
  • This Is the Normal Part (bpsandpieces)
  • Why aren’t more companies structured like Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKA). (linkedin)
  • Valuation measures are not a timing device. (etf)
  • The investment management business is still ripe for disruption. (blogs.wsj)
  • The tax bill just made things tougher for companies on the precipice of bankruptcy. (wsj)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (calculatedriskblog)
  • ExxonMobil ($XOM) really has no idea how to plan for oil prices 20 years hence. (bloomberg)
  • At what point do stock investors need to worry about bond yields? (bloomberg)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (ritholtz)
  • Tie it up or go for the win? Why teams like to go for the tie. (nytimes)
  • Cryptocurrencies: fad or the future? (avc)
  • Why you should still own bonds even if you think rates are going higher. (pragcap)
  • The short video "Concussion Protocol" is generating a lot of talk. (slate)
  • What’s fair value for the bond market? (sl-advisors)
  • Even perfect earnings foresight will not help you time the stock market. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Philadelphia badly needs a sports championship. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The January ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 59.9%. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Does the stock market give the benefit of the doubt to new Fed chairmen? (quantifiableedges)
  • The US missed its opportunity to do a big infrastructure build. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Facebook ($FB) is facing an existential threat that has nothing to do with its news feed. (wsj)
  • SpaceX’s bet on the Falcon Heavy is full of uncertainties. (wsj)
  • It’s Hard to Predict How You’ll Respond to Risk (collaborativefund)